PICTORIAL EXPLANATION OF HISTORIC & ECONOMIC CAUSES FOR EMERGENCE OF NEW YORK AS ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST CITIES & OF ITS VITAL RELATION TO REST OF AMERICA.
aerials of Manhattan; Central Park; Chrysler Building; maps;
view from the ferries; Statue of Liberty;
New York Harbor; ships;
at the time the biggest and busiest port in the world; carrying almost half of the entire foreign trade of the United States;
street sign: Wall Street
financial district; various banks; New York Stock Exchange;
Egg truck; garment district workers moving along handtrucks packed with merchandise;
Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art
Street sign: Park Avenue (51st street)
Park Avenue; Grand Central Station;
Queens: 59th Street Bridge (Queensborough Bridge); Elmhurst gas tanks; Queens-Midtown Tunnel;
city buses; subway; nickel subway fare; Third Avenue El (elevated railway); A&P Supermarket; laundry; Lower East Side; produce from pushcart vendor; City Hall; Municipal Building; Department of Sanitation truck, street cleaner;
Empire State Building; Waldorf-Astoria; Rockefeller Center;
street sign: Exchange Place (Broad Street)
horse-drawn carriage and biking in Central Park; also Central Park lake; The Ambassador hotel; the New Yorker Hotel; RCA Communications Building;
young people playing on fire escape ladder;
Produced by Edward C. Simmel. Written by Irwin Braun. Directed by Ted Myers. Supervised by James Warren Sever.
August 3, 2017 Subject:
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The Simmel and Miservy team take a break from criticizing Junior about his eating habits so that they can lead us on a nice little trip into New York. I actually liked the film visually, having a lot of great images of the city circa 1940's, the narration though is slow, with many pauses in between (no doubt so Junior can write this all down). Somewhat curious dismissal of the Lower East Side too. But all in all, a great intro into NY culture of the past.
February 23, 2014 Subject:
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